What Is A Domain Name?

Domain Names Explained

The word domain refers to the name and address of your website for example: www.wighthosting.com is the domain name and address of this hosting company.

TLD stands for Top Level Domain and are the letters that follow the . Like .com or:

.net
.org
.info
They are also sometimes referred to as gTLD’s ‘Generic Top Level’.

ccTLD stands for Country Code Top Level Domain, like the above but country specific like .co.uk

Some TLDs are reserved for specific reasons .gov.uk is reserved for the UK government, .aero is for the air transport industry.

As mentioned ccTLDs are country specific, some you can register whether you are a resident of that particular country or not and others you must have a residency.

.com .net .org .info are the most popular TLDs, these are all open to anyone or entity to register.

At Wight Hosting, we offer a variety of domain extensions (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, etc.) at a promotional price with our business-grade shared hosting. A selection of other gTLD and ccTLD extensions are offered at a standard price both on the signup page and inside the web hosting Control Panel.

What distinguishes Wight Hosting from other cheap domain registration providers is the amazing multi-function Domain Manager located in their web hosting Control Panel, which permits you to register, transfer, lock/unlock and park domains, to update your[su_tooltip style=”dark” rounded=”yes” title=”Whois” content=”Whois, pronounced ‘Who is’, is a searchable database that contains information of all registered domains.

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The company, which owns Wight Hosting is an [su_tooltip style=”dark” position=”north” rounded=”yes” title=”SSL” content=”ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a non-profit organization that is in charge of maintaining and coordinating the Internet, namely the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the Domain Name System (DNS).”][su_button] ICANN [/su_button][/su_tooltip] sanctioned registrar. Undoubtedly, there are many other differences between Wight Hosting and the rest of the domain registration providers, but one of the most significant assets of Wight Hosting is the fact that you can administer your domain names and invoices, touch base with the customer care personnel, etc. using one easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel interface.